Using Khan Academy as a resource with your student
Fremont #1 is encouraging our parents to use Khan Academy with their students working at home to improve their math skills!
The Khan Academy is a non-profit organization with the goal of changing education by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's learning resources are available to anyone – parent, student, teacher – completely free of charge. Students can use their extensive library of content – including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos – from any computer, tablet, or smartphone with access to the Internet.
With these resources, students can practice math at their own pace in an adaptive assessment environment. They can get feedback about everything they’ve learned , whether or not they’ve practiced, reached level 1 or 2, or mastered. Each problem is randomly generated, so you never run out of practice material. If you need a hint, every single problem can be broken down into step-by-step directions. If you need more help, you can always watch a related video. There is even a built in scratch pad as an alternative to paper/pencil. You can start at 1 + 1 and work your way into calculus, or jump right into whatever topic needs some brushing up.
Fremont #1 uses Google Apps for Education, which allows us to create managed student accounts that are entirely free of advertising and tracking but with school controls in place. These Google accounts have been given to 4th grade and higher students, and can be used to login to Khan Academy with full privileges.
Student account / email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Password: district password (case sensitive)
The website is www.khanacademy.org. Students can click the “Sign in with Google” and use their district credentials to connect.
Feel free to try this amazing resource at home with your students! If you have questions, ask your child’s classroom teacher or Kristy Nelson, FCSD #1 Instructional Facilitator for Technology in Elementary grades.